web analytics
January 29, 2015 / 9 Shevat, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


You ain't got nothin' on me, nothin'!

Liberman Debates His Future


Liberman Announcement

Photo Credit: Yossi Zeliger/FLASH90

Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein announced Thursday evening that he won’t be prosecuting Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman on the major charges against him, in the open investigations that has hung like a Sword of Damocles over Liberman’s head for years.

The reason was due to lack of hard evidence, as well as a key witness who is no longer able to remember certain pieces of evidence.

The major charges involved obstruction of justice and money laundering of millions of shekels via foreign shell companies.

Only one charge remains open, a relatively minor one of breach of trust and fraud involving his receipt of a classified document from former ambassador to Belarus, Ze’ev Ben-Aryeh, in 2008. That document discussed the police investigation about Liberman. The claim is that Liberman’s then attempted to reward Ben-Aryeh for the document by trying to get him an ambassadorship to Riga.

Liberman’s lawyers do not believe the remaining charge is serious enough to require Liberman to resign as a minister, or to not run in the upcoming elections.

PM Netanyahu congratulated Liberman on the news, and said he hoped to hear that the would be proved innocent on the last charge too.

Liberman said in response to the news on Thursday evening, that the only factors that will affect his decision will be the legal recommendations of his lawyers and whether or not the remaining charge will affect his party negatively in the elections.

It’s unlikely he’ll step down.

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

No Responses to “Liberman Debates His Future”

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
IDF soldiers evacuating wounded near northern border town of Ghajar.
Northern Golan Heights Declared Closed Military Zone
Latest News Stories
Hezbollah shooting at Har Dov

9:31pm The Mt. Hermon ski resort on the Golan Heights will be open for business tomorrow morning — having receiving permission from the IDF. 8:03pm Channel 2 reports that Hezbollah terror cell was located 5 kilometers from Israel, and not within Israel as originally thought.Soldiers in 2nd vehicle were saved after they jumped out of […]

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu at a security assessment with Defense Minister Moshe Ya'alon, IDF Chief of Staff Lt.-Gen. Benny Gantz and other security heads at the Defense Ministry in Tel Aviv.

Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu announced Wednesday night that “whoever is behind today’s attack will pay the full price.”

Gazans getting supplies from UNRWA in Rafah.

The Gazans are protesting the freeze in the money transfer from the UN for rehabilitating their region.

Israel's President Ruby Rivlin

Rivlin returning early to Israel from US trip due to situation in northern Israel.

The soldiers were part of an IDF convoy that was using a civilian road, one that hundreds of civilians use on a daily basis.

The GOC Northern Command declares Israel’s northern border with Syria in the Golan Heights to be a closed military zone.

The names of the IDF soldiers killed by Hezbollah at Mount Dov on Wednesday have been released for publication.

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters celebrate IDF deaths Wednesday by giving sweets to motorists.

Two IDF soldiers were killed by Iranian-backed Hezbollah in the most serious attack on Israel since the start of Syria’s civil war.

Soldiers hit in missile attack were patrolling in non-armored jeeps.

Arab brother, sister were apparently planning attack.

The Spanish Ministry of Defense has confirmed that rockets were fired first at Israel from Lebanon, provoking IDF into retaliation.

The IDF announced that two Israeli soldiers were killed as a result of the Hezbollah terror attack earlier today.

One UNIFIL soldier is dead in the wake of an attack on Israel by Lebanon’s Hezbollah terror group.

Jordan has caved to ISIS and agreed to swap a terrorist prisoner for its hostage pilot.

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs
Israel's President Ruby Rivlin

Rivlin returning early to Israel from US trip due to situation in northern Israel.

Hezbollah suppporters pass out sweets to passing motorists to celebrate the deaths of IDF soldiers in an attack on northern Israel.

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters celebrate IDF deaths Wednesday by giving sweets to motorists.

Soldiers hit in missile attack were patrolling in non-armored jeeps.

Arab brother, sister were apparently planning attack.

1:05 AM Syrian Media reports sites Israeli forces targeted belonged to Assad regime forces, including “Brigade 90.” Multiple sites targeted, including base near Khan Arnabah, and west Damascus. 12:54 AM No rockets were found on the Golan. It is believed that the rocket siren went off on the Golan in response to the IAF attack […]

Eli Yishai’s Yachad passing the electoral threshold is enough to change the game back.

The united Arab list is enough to shift the balance of power.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/liberman-debates-his-future/2012/12/13/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: